Look what happened the 1952.

NBC's long-running morning news program Today debuts, with host Dave Garroway. (14. January 1952)

Black Saturday in Egypt: rioters burn Cairo's central business district, targeting British and upper-class Egyptian businesses. (26. January 1952)

Elizabeth II becomes queen regnant of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms upon the death of her father, George VI. At the exact moment of succession, she was in a treehouse at the Treetops Hotel in Kenya. (6. February 1952)

Elizabeth II is proclaimed Queen of the United Kingdom. (8. February 1952)

King George VI is buried in St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. (15. February 1952)

Emmett Ashford becomes the first African-American umpire in organized baseball by being authorized to be a substitute umpire in the Southwestern International League. (20. February 1952)

The British government, under Winston Churchill, abolishes identity cards in the UK to "set the people free". (21. February 1952)

The Bengali Language Movement protests occur at the University of Dhaka in East Pakistan (now Bangladesh). (21. February 1952)

Vincent Massey is sworn in as the first Canadian-born Governor-General of Canada. (26. February 1952)

The island of Heligoland is restored to German authority. (29. February 1952)

Fulgencio Batista leads a successful coup in Cuba and appoints himself as the "provisional president". (10. March 1952)

In Cilaos, Réunion, 1870 mm (73 inches) of rain falls in a 24-hour period, setting a new world record (March 15 through March 16). (15. March 1952)

The United States Senate ratifies a peace treaty with Japan. (20. March 1952)

Alan Freed presents the Moondog Coronation Ball, the first rock and roll concert, in Cleveland, Ohio. (21. March 1952)

U.S. President Harry Truman calls for the seizure of all domestic steel mills to prevent a nationwide strike. (8. April 1952)

Hugo Ballivián's government is overthrown by the Bolivian National Revolution, starting a period of agrarian reform, universal suffrage and the nationalisation of tin mines (9. April 1952)

The Battle of Nanri Island takes place. (11. April 1952)

The maiden flight of the B-52 Stratofortress (15. April 1952)

Secretary's Day (now Administrative Professionals' Day) is first celebrated. (21. April 1952)

Dwight D. Eisenhower resigns as Supreme Allied Commander of NATO. (28. April 1952)

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